Division of Banks
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Banks (green) in New South Wales
|Namesake:||Sir Joseph Banks|
|Area:||49 km² (19 sq mi)|
The Division of Banks is a Federal Electoral Division for the Australian House of Representatives in the state of New South Wales. It was created in 1949 and is named for Sir Joseph Banks. Banks was the British scientist who accompanied James Cook on his voyage to Australia in 1770. The division of Banks is based in the south-western suburbs of Sydney, including Padstow, Panania, Peakhurst and Revesby. The division has been always been held by the Australian Labor Party. It was almost lost in the Australian federal election in 2004. A change of the boundaries in 2006 added areas to the west in Bankstown and Condell Park. These suburbs strengthened the seat for Labor. In 2009 the boundaries were changed again and these new areas were lost and new areas added in the east around Hurstville.
Suburbs included in Banks [change]
Banks includes Allawah, Blakehurst, Connells Point, Hurstville, Hurstville Grove, South Hurstville, Kyle Bay, Lugarno, Mortdale, Oatley, Padstow Heights, Peakhurst, Peakhurst Heights, and Penshurst, and parts of Bankstown, Beverly Hills, Carlton, Kingsgrove, Narwee, Padstow, Punchbowl, Revesby and Riverwood.
Election results [change]
- Benson, Simon (October 9, 2012). "PM Julia Gillard's caucus chairman Daryl Melham resigns". Herald Sun. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/pm-julia-gillards-caucus-chairman-daryl-melham-resigns/story-e6frf7jo-1226491889365. Retrieved January 3, 2013.